Waterson Enters Green Marine Environmental Certification Program
Waterson Terminal Services is joining Green Marine environmental certification program for its stevedoring and terminal operations at ProvPort.
Green Marine is a leading North American environmental certification program for the maritime transportation industry. The program is a voluntary initiative to surpass regulatory requirements within the maritime industry.
Waterson is the first terminal operator from Rhode Island to join Green Marine’s environmental certification program. There are currently more than 125 companies including ship owners, port authorities, terminal operators and shipyard managers from coast to coast in Canada and the United States participating in the certification program.
Green Marine provides a step-by-step template for port authorities, terminal operators, shipping lines and shipyard managers to voluntarily and measurably reduce their environmental footprint. The comprehensive program addresses key environmental issues using 12 performance indicators that include lowering air emissions, minimizing community impacts and demonstrating environmental leadership.
The Green Marine certification process is rigorous and transparent. Results are independently verified every two years. Each company’s results are published annually and made available online.